I asked a clerk if they had the Mama Kelis album Food and he looked it up and he said they didn't carry any artists named Mama Kelis. I had to explain to him that is just what I call her. I did end up getting the album. It came out the same day as when Iggy dropped The New Classic. If you read the Friday Favorites article last week you know how underwhelmed I was with that album.
Her second album was not even released in the United States. It was her third album Tasty that achieved the greatest chart success for her in her home country. It produced the ubiquitous “Milkshake” and is an all around great record.
Kelis is an albums artist. She releases fantastic works. All of her albums have received critical acclaim, the critics love her. Radio just tends not to. Even, when she turned to dance music for a little moment, radio said LOL. No.
It is steamy. It is hot. It's nasty of course. Their collaborations are everything. The reason I probably refer to Kelis as Mama Kelis now is that since she had her child the music has changed. Not in a bad way. I love it all, but when she was doing the music video for “Acapella ” if you find that the reason her life is no longer acapella is because of her baby.
She's also a very mature 35. I see her as a vivacious sexy mother figure. I'm not really sure why. I love Jenny Lewis and I hardly call her Mama Jenny and she's almost forty. There's just this deep love between me and Kelis. I want everyone to love her.
Hopefully you have been reminded of “Milkshake” if nothing else and honestly. If that's all Kelis ever contributes to pop culture. Her stay has been more then welcome.